Little Birdies

Write Your Story with a Journal Jar

Recently I taught a group of 12 and 13-year-old girls a church lesson about the importance of keeping a journal. (Excuse me while I climb on my soap box.) We have a great opportunity to share our lives with our… Continue Reading →

Handmade Paper Corsages for Mom

We thought we share a tutorial on how to make a paper corsage.  The benefit to making these is they last much longer than real flowers and you can get creative by using different color cardstock.  These would make fun… Continue Reading →

Bloomin’ Handmade Greeting Cards You Can Plant

You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.  It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it.  When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy.  Here is a… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Sewn Paper Garlands

Paper garlands are a beautiful accent for any party or home decor.  They are really easy to make and can match any theme. First, you will need to start with cardstock punched out in your desired shape. You can use… Continue Reading →

Sewn Rice Bags, Warming Our Tootsies

It may be a balmy 45 degrees here in Seattle, but we still get cold feet at night! That’s why we made up a bunch of these rice heat therapy bags to keep us warm. These are instructions for a… Continue Reading →

Simple Holiday Potpourri

Here is a simple (and inexpensive) gift that is sure to warm the homes of anyone that is lucky enough to receive it. Just take the ingredients above and add a few more items and you have yourself sweet smelling… Continue Reading →

Dish Up Some Handmade Kitchen Towels

It’s November — let the cooking and entertaining begin!  The holidays are almost here. If you are like us, you are busy planning meals, baking, and entertaining.  Why not impress your guests with cute kitchen accessories in addition to your… Continue Reading →

Simple Scarves to Keep you Cozy this Fall

Scarves are not only functional, but super stylish. If you don’t have time (or inclination) to knit or crochet one, cut one instead. Seriously–it’s that easy. Find a rayon/cotton knit or jersey knit–something that is soft and has a little… Continue Reading →

Simple Flower Garden Sachets

Here are a two simple crafts you can do using items found in your own flower garden – lavender sachet and rose petal sachet. Make these fun and fragrant flower sachets. Instructions: Simple Lavender Sachet If you have lavender, now… Continue Reading →

Fizzy Bath Bomb Cupcakes for a Spa Day

Who can say no to a cupcake? Well, these yummy looking bath bomb cupcakes are not only pretty to the eye, they are also a lovely way to pamper yourself. Now, it is hard to believe that these are not… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Bridal Shower Pillowcase

I’m excited to share yet another fabulous site contributing regularly to Make and Takes, Little Birdie Secrets. Three crafty ladies make up the Little Birdies, a blog who’s projects are bookmarked as “must do” in my inbox. These ladies will… Continue Reading →

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